Hope everything is going well for y’all.  I’m beyond running in circles and have now gone through the hoop more than once!  Just when I think things are going to settle down, something else rears its ugly head and I continue to meet it all head on!  One of these days I’m going to run away . . . ROAD TRIP . . . “ME” time . .  . anyone have a private island with cabana boys that they would like to share?


This is my final project as Guest Designer for The Artistic Stamper!  I’ve had a blast and am so thankful that Jennie asked to me to join them for the month!  More pictures and lots and lots of details are over on the Creative Team Blog.  I hope you’ll hop over there, take a look and leave a comment or two . . . YES, we love comments!

Thanks for stopping in here today!






Project Supplies:

Good morning all!  Well the start of the school year is fast approaching here in Southern Indiana (August 1) and the teachers are back prepping their class rooms and in meetings.  That means . . . Hadlee is back with YaYa!  We are staying busy for sure . . . lots of playing and rocking on the agenda . . . oh and trying to keep up with the now very mobile grandbaby.  She loves to be in the studio with me . . . her walker zips all around and everything is easy prey!  I must wear shoes when she’s in that walker  . . . the top of the feet are not safe!

Some weeks ago, when I was participating in the Color Throwdown hop, I prepared today’s project.  Okay I didn’t finish it entirely then . . . I realized after getting the stamping done that I had used the wrong colors, so I needed to start over then.  I did save it however; and finished it up the other day.


I added a little extra stamping on it and a few more lines in the flowers to finish off the image.  I actually liked this flower better than the other I did, but the colors weren’t correct  . . . so.  As with the other card, the image was colored with markers, misted with water and then stamped on watercolor paper.

I needed a birthday card over the weekend, so Happy Birthday (from Michael’s) was stamped and little tag was die cut/embossed with Spellbinders® Charmed I’m Sure.  Of course, in my quick and easy line of cards, the card front and base were die cut/embossed with A2 Matting Basics A and B.

The ribbon was dyed with Ripe Persimmon to match the color of the flower.

Well that’s all for me right now.  I’m off  and running this morning . . . doctor appointments, Hadlee to pick up, blah blah blah!  I nope y’all have a wonderful day!


Project Supplies:


Good morning!  I know . . . don’t faint . . . a post from me 3 days in a row.  Not only is today the 250th Color Throwdown, but it’s also their 5th Anniversary!  To help celebrate 5 years of color challenges, the Design Team have asked all the Alumni and former Guest Designers to participate.  I’m thrilled to be participating as a former Guest Designer.

For a list of participating Designers, as well as a list of all the prizes that are available to win, please visit the Color Throwdown Blog.   I haven’t seen the list, but I hear it’s long and fabulous!

I only had the Bermuda Bay SU ink, so I had to make substitutions for the rest:  Crumb Cake – Vintage Photo Distress; Melon Mambo – Picked Raspberry Distress; So Saffron – Scattered Straw Distress.


The background of the image was water colored with Bermuda Bay.  The image (old SU Inspired by Nature) was colored with Distress Markers in Peeled Paint, Scattered Straw and Vintage Photo.  Picked Raspberry was added to the flower with a water brush.  The image was misted with water and then stamped on the background.  The old SU Background Scratched, was stamped over the image in Vintage Photo.

The front panel was die cut/embossed with Spellbinders® A2 Matting Basics B and the card base with die cut with A2 Matting Basics A.  The seam binding was dyed and the sentiment was stamped with Bermuda Bay.    The sentiment was then die cut/embossed with Charmed I’m Sure.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you enjoy the hop!


Project Supplies:

Good Tuesday morning!  I’ve got one more Wendy Vecchi inspired card today.  I can’t say that this is going to be my last one  . . . because I’m having way too much fun making these!  I’m absolutely relishing the fact that I finished 3 cards yesterday and typically it takes me close to 2 days to finish a project anymore.    I even like the idea that they are completely flat and easy to mail . . . AND THE BEST PART . . . they are still mixed media!

That’s it . . . mixed media on a mini canvas . . .  easy peasy lemony squeezy!

Plus because I’ve been using Spellbinders™ Matting Basics Die Templates for die cutting the paper I’m working on, then using another for the card base, all the guess work is taken away.  I’m telling you . . . . a quick (less than 10 minute die cutting) card!  For my stenciling I’m taping down the die template to the paper and using a stencil brush to add the ink . . . it can’t get any easier!


While waiting for Kate to pick up Hadlee today the idea for this one came to me.  Well actually, I was napping and Mallory was messing with Hadlee . . . the flowers (Inspired by Nature) and some of the background stamping (Sanded Background) are old SU favorites that I keep hanging onto.  The sentiment “Thanks” is from Quietfire Design – Thank You (set of 4), and was stamped in Archival Jet Black.

SCheeverHeartThanksCard CloseUP

Once again I used Broken China, Bundled Sage and Wild Honey Distress Paint for the background.  The flower stamp was colored with Tombow Markers and when I misted the stamp, I accidentally picked up my Mini Mister filled with Copper Perfect Pearls  . . .  so, I had to add some copper splatters from my Krylon pen.  The heart was stenciled with both Bundled Sage and Tumbled Glass.

That’s all for me today.  Thanks for stopping by!


Project Supplies:

Hey y’all!  It’s my turn over on the eclectic Paperie Blog to post a project.

Here’s what I made . . .


but you’ll have to hop over to the eclectic Paperie Blog to read all the particulars and to see more pictures . . .

Thanks for stopping by today . . .  and remember . . . life is short, enjoy the adventures of the day!


Project Supplies:

© 2015 Suffusion theme by Sayontan Sinha